Cover Reveal: Rebel Cause by Cassandra Giovanni

Today is the cover reveal for Rebel Cause by Cassandra Giovanni. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Rebel CauseRebel Cause (Boys of Fallout #3) By Cassandra Giovanni Genre: Young Adult/ New Adult Age category: Coming of Age Release Date: July 11, 2017

Blurb: Reese White has spent her whole life trying so hard to be perfect, that when she looks in the mirror, she doesn’t know the person staring back at her. Sure, she’s always gotten high grades and excelled academically, but she’s never put much time into herself. Now, as she heads off to college, Reese realizes she’s remained so hidden inside a book that she’s invisible to everyone, including herself. Kellin Lake has always seen Reese, his little sister’s best friend, the beautiful girl hidden behind baggy clothes and good grades–but he’s hiding, too– even from her. Tattoos, lip piercing and lead singer in a metal band, he’s a rebel without a cause. But that’s just to the people at school. At home, he covers it all up, and he’s the boy with the angel’s voice, and a 4.0 only his parents know about. When Reese flips the switch and takes control of her looks, they make an arrangement– pretend to be in a relationship to elevate Reese’s social status. It’s simple. Kellin helps his sister’s best friend, and Reese isn’t invisible anymore. No one falls in love. No one gets hurt. But what Reese doesn’t realize is Kellin is already in love with her. And now things get a hell of a lot more complicated.

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Excerpt: Lindy narrows her eyes at me, and I shake my head. Maybe it’s a good thing. I don’t need her to think I’m developing something for her brother…or that I’ve always had something for him. I squeeze my fists together until my nails bit into my palms. I look up at Kellin. I don’t feel anything different than I’ve ever felt around him. He gives me a smile and comes forward to pull me into his arms, tucking his head into my hair. “I missed you, Ree.” I smile as I hug him back, the happiness I always feel around him overtaking any of the odd thoughts I’m having away. He pulls away, looking down at me, and I feel like me. Just me. “So why haven’t you packed anything?” he asks as he looks around my room, hands in his pockets. He’s wearing the heather blue Henley with the hood I bought him for his birthday. He has the sleeves pushed up, and the buttons undone so his tattoos show in all their glory, but he’ll be able to hide them if my parents come home. “I don’t know what to bring,” I admit. “You can bring everything if you want,” Kellin replies, crossing his arms. “It’s our home indefinitely. We don’t have to come back for breaks unless we want to.” “Good point…I just don’t know where to start,” I reply with a shrug. Kellin gives me a grin, and my skin heats up as our eyes remain locked on each other. I can’t look away or stop smiling. I finally turn around, grabbing a box as I chastise myself. This is Kellin– KELLIN, my best friend’s brother. My good friend for four years. He’s older. Sexy as hell– damn it! Off limits, Reese! I take a deep breath as I feel Kellin behind me. “Let me give you a hand?” he asks, giving me one of those infectious, crooked-kid-like grins. “It’s an empty box, Kell. I think I can handle it,” I reply, nudging him out of the way. “You sure about that?” he teases, raising an eyebrow at me. “Ree? You up there?” Mom calls my name, and I look at Kellin frozen as her hand turns the knob to my door. I jump on his back, pulling down his sleeves as I do and wrapping my arms around his neck to cover his collarbone. Kellin catches my legs and holds me there just as Mom opens the door. She blinks a few times at us, and I give her a smile. “Kellin and Lindy came over to help me pack,” I say. “I can see that…but why are you on Kellin’s back?” she asks, and I hear Lindy stifle a giggle as Kellin’s arms tighten around my legs in panic. “I was betting him that he couldn’t pick me up,” I say as I slip one hand under my arm and button the shirt. I slide down his back. “I guess I was wrong!” Mom looks between Kellin and me before shaking her head. “Well, Reese could really use your help. As you can tell she hasn’t even started thinking about moving yet.” “I’ve been thinking about it. I just haven’t done anything yet,” I reply. She rolls her eyes in response. “So I should order a pizza for dinner?” “That’d be great,” Kellin replies as he opens one of my drawers and immediately closes it, placing his hands behind his head as he purses his lips together. “Found the underwear drawer?” Mom asks as she smirks at him before shutting the door. Kellin taps his thumbs against his jeans as he looks around the room. “Uh…thanks for that.” I nod as I step past him and open the same drawer and start dropping my bras and underwear into the box in front of him. His eyes find the ceiling as his face turns red. “Really, Ree? You couldn’t like wear, I don’t know…normal stuff?” I look up at him as I drop a pair of black lace boy shorts into the box. “What’s not normal about them?” He rubs his face. “You practically wear bags as clothing–and then you wear that underneath?” I pop my hip out as I lock eyes with him. “Do you like it or something?” Lindy makes a gagging noise behind him. “Could you guys save the flirting for when I’m not around?” It’s my turn to be embarrassed. I drop the last item into the box and start piling my pajamas, which were pretty close to what I wear every day, on top. Kellin doesn’t respond but grabs another empty box and heads to my closet. He pauses, hand on the knob before looking over his shoulder at me. “Is there anything I need to be cautious of in here?” I shake my head. “You found the only thing you really wouldn’t want to see the first drawer you opened.” Lindy coughs, muttering under her breath, “Who says he didn’t want to see it?” I watch as Kellin’s eyebrows twitch, his eyes narrowing on his sister. She shoots him a similar look, and I stand in the middle puzzled.

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Get the first two books in this series! Out of Beat Book one in this series Out of Beat is available! You can buy a copy on Amazon Behind the Lens Book two in this series Behind the Lens is available now! You can buy a copy on Amazon

Cassandra GiovanniAbout the Author: Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams, and they live in the rolling hills of New England with their daughter, Hope and dogs, Bubski and Kanga. For regular updates visit Cassandra’s website http://www.cgiovanniauthor.com and sign up for her newsletter. You can find and contact Cassandra here: – WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreadsInstagramNewsletter Giveaway There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Rebel Cause. One winner will win a paperback copy of Out of Beat and Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni (US Only). For a chance to win, enter the giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js banner Lola's Blog Tours

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!

Hey Book Nerds!

I am so excited to announce that I am officially participating in the April 2017 round of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon! I have wanted to participate in this event for 4 years now because I really love readathons. But they only happen twice a year- once in April and once in October, both which continuously conveniently fell on the weekends before finals week or midterms, meaning I haven’t gotten the chance to participate, but that is about to change! As I mentioned in my life update post, I don’t have any finals this semester, which means I can (attempt to) stay up for 24 hours and read with hundreds of other people! Words, honestly can’t describe how excited I am. I’m going to be prepping all week (mostly mentally prepping) by getting food ready for the weekend, getting reading locations figured out, and getting my books ready. The readathon for me starts at 8:00am on Saturday, April 29th and ends at 7:55am on Sunday, April 30th. Everyone starts at the same time for this readathon, so your start time may differ from mine (but this can be found here)

For this readathon, I am going to do things slightly different than the majority of people participating. I am going to have a theme, which is really exciting for me. My theme is going to be, drumroll please, clearing off my currently reading shelf! Unless you are new to my sight, then you guys all know how I am definitely one to start a book and put it down and never pick it back up again. Well, this year, I’ve made it a resolution to try and finish all of the books I have started and not finished on my shelves. So, a couple of hours ago, I sat down in front of my bookshelf at school and wrote down stats for the unfinished books I have here with me (there are more at my parents house, so these aren’t all of them, but I good portion of them). Below are the stats:

Delirium by Lauren Oliver: pg. 147/441 (294 pages left)
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin: pg. 55/347 (292 pages left)
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich: pg. 6/320 (314 pages left)
Going too Far by Jennifer Echols: pg. 66/245 (179 pages left)
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: pg. 180/398 (218 pages left)
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: pg. 162/453 (291 pages left)
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: pg. 126/412 (286 pages left)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: pg. 22/309 (287 pages left)
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: pg. 88/293 (205 pages left)

Obviously I won’t be reading all of these during the readathon, but I have a good mix of books to choose from and my goal is to finish two of them. So far, I am planning on reading Going too Far since it is the shortest book of them all and I have more pages read in that book for its page count than any of the other ones. As for the other books, I want to mood read. I’m probably just going to pick up whatever I feel like reading at that point, which is going to be difficult since 8 of the 9 books all have over 200 pages remaining. But, nonetheless, I will still aim for finishing two books.

As for a strategy, I have no clue what I am going to do. I’m probably going to watch vlogs and take people’s tips from there. I already know I’ll probably have to nap at least once during this readathon, so at least I have my priorities straight. I’ll probably try to change up my reading locations as well. Unfortunately, it’s supposed to be rainy that weekend here so reading outside won’t be an option. So I’ll probably alternate between reading on my bed and on my floor, let’s be real.

If you have any tips or tricks, feel free to share them with me! Are you participating in Dewey’s? If so, what are you planning on reading?

Brittany

May TBR!

Hey Book Nerds!

I know this is pretty early, but I have already planned out my May TBR and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys. I have 7 books on my list, which is ambitious for me, but I have some that I definitely want to read and then some that I can choose from if manage to finish the other books, or what to read something different. Here are the books I hope to read in May:

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I received this book in the April Owlcrate box and just really want to read it. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book and I can’t wait to read it.

 

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Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni

I have been meaning to read this book since March and I’m mad at myself that I haven’t read it yet! I absolutely loved Out of Beat (the first book in this series) and after raving about it for like a week on Twitter, Cassie was kind enough to send me an arc of Behind the Lens. So I need to read it ASAP because I need to be back in this world and need to be ready for the third book when it comes out.

 

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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

You guys have seen this book on many TBR’s from me, but this month I finally want to read it. It’s short, and I love Nicholas Sparks, so it shouldn’t take me any time to get through this.

 

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I pre-ordered this book back when it was coming out, and I have still yet to read it. I started it when I got it, but I don’t think I got very far before I put it down because I didn’t have time to read. Well, it’s finally time that I read it, and this will hopefully be the month that that will happen.

 

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Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel

You guys know Alyson Noel is one of my, if not my #1, favorite authors. I’ve loved everything that I have read by her, so I need to continue to read her books, considering I own almost all of them. I’ve had this book for a really long time, so it’s about time I finally read it.

 

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This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

As you  guys know, I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith last year and loved it. Then, earlier this year I read Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, and thought it was just okay. I own two more of her books, so I want to continue to read them to see if I like her books or not, since I’ve had one that I loved and one that was just meh. This one sounds really cute and I’ve been wanting to read it for a while now, so May is the perfect time to do that.

 

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My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Much like the rest of the books on this TBR, I’ve had this book for a really long time as well and really need and want to read it. I’ve heard really good things about this one too, so I just need to read it already.

 

As you’ve probably noticed by now, there are two themes to this TBR. 1. reading mostly contemporary romances. I’ve just really been in the mood for contemporary romances so I thought now would be a good time to knock those off my shelves. And, 2. reading books I’ve had for a long time. This year, I made a goal to focus on reading more of my books that I have had on my shelves for a long time. As much as I love reading my newer books, I need to give the books that I’ve had for 5-10 years some love too.

What all are you planning on reading in May?

Brittany

Life Update!

Hey Book Nerds!

You’re probably reading this and thinking “who is this person?” Yes, I know, I’ve been absent for, well, I don’t know how long. I’ve hated being gone for so long, but school has been killer this semester. This is my final semester of college, and as I am approaching my final week of classes tomorrow, I have a lot more time on my hands, because on Friday, I will officially be done with college! I don’t have any finals during finals week, so the first week of May is completely free for me, which means lots of reading (well, lots of reading when I’m not packing up my apartment). I have several posts coming to you soon, and possibly a couple of very exciting announcements coming your way in a few weeks.

So, now that I am about to be done with school (for good!), I will have a lot more time to read and post. One of the main issues I was having was that I wasn’t reading. I’ve read 7 books this year so far, which is pretty good for me, honestly. But, a lot of my Goodreads friends are already at 20 or 30 books (bravo to you if you are one of those people), so that was extremely discouraging for me. I wanted to read, and when I would, it was taking me weeks or months to finish a book that should’ve taken a weekend or a week. All of that was due to school. I’ve been so busy and stressed out this semester, that any time that I had a sliver of free time, I was either napping (sleep deprivation has been real this semester) or watching Netflix or YouTube because I just didn’t have the energy to read. When I would try to read, I would read 3 pages and fall asleep. But, now that I only have 3 things left to turn in this week that are not time consuming, and I have all of the following week completely free, and then pure freedom since I haven’t found a job yet, I will plenty of time to read, which will lead to more posts from me because I’ll have actual things to say. I’ve also been reading quite a bit this month and I’ve noticed that when I have been able to read, I’ve been reading faster than normal for me for some reason. I’m not sure why that is since I haven’t been reading that much since the beginning of the year, but hey, I’ll take it.

You’ll be getting 4 additional posts this week after this one, because a lot of these things are happening either this week or next week, so you will be getting a post on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Then, next Monday you will be getting a post. Those are all that I have scheduled for now, but like I said, some exciting announcements may be coming your way very soon!

Brittany